As Summer CAMP will now be in-person at the University of Cincinnati, appropriate Covid protocol including social distancing, masks, mandatory hand-washing and work-area sanitization will be followed. Lunches will need to be brought from home.

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2021 Summer CAMP Schedule

July 18 - 24

  • July 18: Parent & Camper Online Orientation (3:00 - 5:00PM)

  • July 19-23: Summer CAMP @ UC (8:30AM - 4:30PM) 

  • July 24: Project Exhibition & Graduation (10:00AM - 12:00PM)

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Free Tuition!

Once again, due to the generosity of our donors, campers will not be required to pay a tuition fee this year.




CALL:  University of Cincinnati

School of Architecture and Interior Design 513-556-6426

Have you ever stopped to think about what it would mean to shape the world?

The summer camp offered by the Cincinnati Architectural Mentoring Program (C.A.M.P.) is a great way to explore life as an architecture student!  Now that the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, we will once again be able to offer an in-person camp experience for students this summer at the University of Cincinnati campus! 

Architects design the world we live in and affect every part of our daily lives. The camp is a five-day, Monday-Friday immersive camp experience for young students who will be entering 8th or 9th grade in the fall, followed by a project exhibition, presentations and graduation celebration on Saturday.  A two-hour orientation for students and parents will be held online on Sunday, July 18th to introduce you to our program before it begins.  During Summer CAMP students will be introduced to the discipline of architecture; learn about influential architects of color; and be given instruction on drawing and design through presentations and hands-on group projects.  


The Cincinnati Architectural Mentoring Program (C.A.M.P.) is pleased to be able to present this unique experience in partnership with the local chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA); the University of Cincinnati's School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID), and through a partnership with The Children's Hospital. We hope that you can join us!

Details of the Summer CAMP schedule are highlighted below!

July 18 - Parent & Camper Orientation

3:00PM - 5:00PM (Online)



Process & What to expect during camp​


Additional details will be sent in advance of camp to the parents/guardians

July 19

8:30AM - 12:00PM 

  • Lecture: Abstract Design

  • 100+1 Exercise


1:00PM - 4:30 PM

  • 100+1 Exercise

  • 100+1 Review

July 20

8:30AM - 12:00PM 

  • Lecture: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center -Designing for Children

  • Program & Branding Exercise


1:00PM - 4:30 PM

  • Lecture:  De Stijl

  • Kit-of-Parts

  • Kit-of-Parts Review

July 21

8:30AM - 12:00PM 

  • Lecture: Perspective Drawing & Presentation

  • Campus Tour & Sketch Exercise



1:00PM - 4:30 PM

  • Campus Tour & Sketch Exercise

  • Sketch Review

July 22

8:30AM - 12:00PM 

  • Lecture: Architect of Color

  • Final Project Exercise


1:00PM - 4:30 PM

  • Final Project Exercise

  • Final Project Progress Review

July 23

8:30AM - 12:00PM 

  • Workshop: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center -Design Review

  • Revise Final Project Models and Drawings


1:00PM - 4:30 PM

  • Finish Final Project Models and Drawings

  • Install Summer CAMP Works Exhibit

July 24 - Project Exhibition  & Graduation

10:00AM - 12:00PM

  • Summer CAMP Works Exhibition

  • Presentations

  • Graduation Ceremony!